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Snowed in Studios is a game development studio based in Ottawa, Canada. As part of Keywords Studios’ engineering service line, we provide programming support to some of the most important and exciting games being made today. You’ll have the chance to make a global impact, working in a studio known for shipping some of the most prestigious household names in gaming.

Employee satisfaction is at the top of our priority list. We understand that you work your best when you’re happy. This is why we were recently recognized as one of the Top 10 Places to Work in Ottawa and one of the Best Places to Work in Canada by!

We are currently looking to add a Technical Training Specialist to our already amazing team. As a "Snowmie", you will use your excellent communication, programming and management skillset to help shape the future of our onboarding and training programs.

As a Technical Training Specialist you will be integral in the process of helping Snowed In grow and develop. You will guide our programmers in their development and help to place them in a team that will best suit their strengths and interests.

This is a brand new role at Snowed In Studios that blends the skills of a programmer and teacher all in one. As Snowed In's first Technical Training Specialist, you will play a key role in identifying and meeting our onboarding and training needs.

We hope you'll join us on this journey!

Some of the cool stuff you’ll be doing:

  • Be the first friendly face new Snowed In developers see when they join the company.

  • Act as a representative of the company's values to new developers.

  • Provide reassurance to new developers who may be anxious about starting at a new company.

    • Design, implement and refine processes to support new onboarding developers.

    • Identify the strengths and training needs (both technical and non-technical) of new developers in order to facilitate integration into their next projects.

    • Guide the growth of our developers through individualized training programs.

    • Work closely with our various teams to identify their staffing needs and match them up with the developers that best suit their needs.

    • Provide technical feedback through frequent code reviews and technical discussions.

What you’ll bring to the table:

  • 5+ years of professional programming experience in game development.

  • Experience managing a team of programmers.

  • Advanced programming skills in C++ with a strong understanding of fundamentals.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Experience with C++ game engines such as Unreal Engine.

  • Experience working in large codebases.

  • A keen eye identifying the strengths and training needs of developers that they are mentoring/managing.

Bonus Points for experience in the following areas:

  • Experience on a triple-A project.

  • Experience creating training programs for programmers.

What’s in it for you?

  • The chance to work in a no-crunch modern studio with a relaxed atmosphere and a variety of work

  • Comprehensive benefits package that covers Dental Care, Health Care (including out of country coverage), Vision Care, Long Term Disability, Physio, Massage etc.

  • Generous leave policies including 3 weeks paid vacation (plus 1 week over the Holiday Season), unlimited sick leave and 2 paid personal days. We also provide parental leave top-up and an Employee and Family Assistance Plan that offer 24/7 free and confidential help with your physical and mental health.

  • RRSP Matching and Employee Stock Purchase Programs

  • A dynamic and supportive team environment with a range of experience and an amazing culture – we have board game nights, movie, nights, arcade tournaments, and more to help blow off steam and hang out together.

  • The opportunity to build or expand your career the way you want to, in a smaller studio connected to a global studio family

  • A way-cool hoodie!

Additional Information:

  • Office Location: 250 City Center #500, Ottawa Ontario Canada

  • Primary Working Language: English

Snowed In Studios is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. Please let us know of any accommodations needed to ensure you have access to a fair and equitable process.